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Judge temporarily blocks Wisconsin anti-union law

A Wisconsin judge on Friday issued a temporary order blocking the state’s highly controversial new law stripping the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions. Judge Maryann Sumi of Dane County issued the order in response to a request by District Attorney Ismael Ozanne (D). As The Associated Press summarized,…

Breakthrough: Majority of Americans back gay marriage

For the first time in history, a majority of Americans support gay marriage, according to a new poll. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that support for same-sex marriage has increased significantly in the last decade. Backing of gay marriage has grown to 53 percent, while 44 were opposed,…

Obama admin. proposes wiretapping media pirates

In today’s media saturated age, savvy consumers have grown mindful of what’s on. But soon, you’ll also need to be sure of where that video came from too — or Uncle Sam might decide to listen in on your phone conversations. That’s no joke: it’s actually just one in a…

Ann Coulter tells O’Reilly: Radiation is ‘good for you’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter joined Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Thursday night to discuss her new piece titled “A Glowing Report on Radiation.” “At some level–much higher than the minimums set by the U.S. government–radiation is good for you,” she told O’Reilly. This video is from Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor,…

Exclusive: GOP’s Walter Jones says Republicans should push to end the Afghan war

WASHINGTON – After an emotional speech on the House floor Thursday, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) cast a vote to bring U.S. forces home from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The resolution, sponsored by Jones and Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Ron Paul (R-TX), failed 321-93, but they had…

Union workers boo Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder at Ford celebration

Union workers booed Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder during a celebration for the 2012 Ford Focus at the Michigan Assembly Plant. “Snyder has taken heat from organized labor in recent weeks over plans to tax pensions and his support for a new law allowing state-appointed emergency financial managers to void…

New York nuclear plant’s future shaky as fears grow

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New worries about a New York nuclear plant’s vulnerability to earthquakes could hand the state’s governor an opportunity to try to close the plant, but New York City’s huge power needs could stall any such moves. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has long been a…

Rewind: McCain mocked nuclear safety in 2008

With Japan in a desperate struggle to keep a series of nuclear reactors from total meltdown, the words “nuclear safety” have been on everyone’s lips. But it wasn’t always this way: During the 2008 presidential campaigns, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to mocking then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) for saying he…

Utah becomes first in U.S. to designate official state gun

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah has become the first U.S. state to name an official firearm, placing an automatic pistol on a list of designated symbols, right along with the honeybee and the cutthroat trout. Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law this week, designating the Browning…

Unions attack New Mexico governor for firing labor board

SANTA FE (Reuters) – New Mexico’s governor broke the law by firing all members of the state’s Labor Relations Board and unions seek to reverse the move by an appeal to the state Supreme Court, a union leader said on Thursday. New Mexico AFL-CIO president Christine Trujillo said she was…

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